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Meaning & Definition of Narrow in English

English

Narrow

/nɛroʊ/

noun

1. A narrow strait connecting two bodies of water

    synonym:
  • narrow

verb

1. Make or become more narrow or restricted

  • "The selection was narrowed"
  • "The road narrowed"
    synonym:
  • narrow
  • ,
  • contract

2. Define clearly

  • "I cannot narrow down the rules for this game"
    synonym:
  • pin down
  • ,
  • peg down
  • ,
  • nail down
  • ,
  • narrow down
  • ,
  • narrow
  • ,
  • specify

3. Become more focus on an area of activity or field of study

  • "She specializes in near eastern history"
    synonym:
  • specialize
  • ,
  • specialise
  • ,
  • narrow
  • ,
  • narrow down

4. Become tight or as if tight

  • "Her throat constricted"
    synonym:
  • constrict
  • ,
  • constringe
  • ,
  • narrow

adjective

1. Not wide

  • "A narrow bridge"
  • "A narrow line across the page"
    synonym:
  • narrow

2. Limited in size or scope

  • "The narrow sense of a word"
    synonym:
  • narrow

3. Lacking tolerance or flexibility or breadth of view

  • "A brilliant but narrow-minded judge"
  • "Narrow opinions"
    synonym:
  • narrow-minded
  • ,
  • narrow

4. Very limited in degree

  • "Won by a narrow margin"
  • "A narrow escape"
    synonym:
  • narrow

5. Characterized by painstaking care and detailed examination

  • "A minute inspection of the grounds"
  • "A narrow scrutiny"
  • "An exact and minute report"
    synonym:
  • minute
  • ,
  • narrow

Examples of using

This road is too narrow for trucks to pass.
There's narrow road to the village.
The road is too narrow for cars.